In a few days, the 2023 World Baseball Classic will commence.
The last tournament was in 2017 when the United States took home the prestigious silver trophy.
After a two-year delay due to COVID, the event returns, running from March 7 to March 31. During that time, 20 teams will battle for the title and a hefty paycheck that gets bigger by the round.
Here’s everything you need to know about the money teams can earn at the 2023 WBC and what the trophy is like:
How much does each team of the 2023 World Baseball Classic get?
All 20 teams of the 2023 World Baseball Classic will receive a nice paycheck for just participating.
Each team will receive $300,000 just for playing in the fifth edition of the WBC – part of a $14.4 million prize pool.
Of that team total, players and national federations each get $150,000.
How much does the winning team of the 2023 World Baseball Classic earn?
More money is earned with every round a team advances in the championship.
Each team that wins one of the four groups will collect an additional $300,000, then teams that advance to the quarterfinals will earn $400,000.
Semifinalists of the WBC get $500,000 while the winner of the championship game gets a whopping $1 million.
Do the winners of the World Baseball Classic get a trophy?
The winning team gets to take home a large silver trophy.
While there doesn’t seem to be a specific name for the coveted award, earning the prestigious trophy is quite the feat.